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AHA in the News


United States

AHA director of research and publications Sarah Weicksel was quoted in a New York Times article by Livia Albeck-Ripka on the history of Memorial Day. Weicksel spoke about the establishment of Memorial Day on the last Monday of May as part of a larger effort to create three-day weekends, explaining, “They wanted it to be an opportunity for people to be able to gather.”